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1851                Rooms in Caldwell Building, Fremont, Ohio.

Higgins of the firm Maxwell & Higgins was recorded in an announcement and an advertisement in the 1851 Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio).  The announcement ran on May 31, 1851. Paragraphs for all to read.  Maxwell & Higgins have opened a Daguerrean Gallery in the Caldwell building.  An excellent opportunity to obtain first rate likenesses.  See their advertisement in another column of the Freeman.

The advertisement ran from May 31 to August 2, 1851 in the Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio).  Daguerreotypes!  Maxwell & Higgins Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Fremont and vicinity, that they are prepared to take Daguerrean Likenesses in all kinds of weather, and in a manner which cannot be surpassed by any.

Their apparatus new and of the best quality, Large size Camera which has been tested by one of the best operators in Cleveland.  Mr. Maxwell who will be the principal operator, has given his attention to the art for some time past and took lessons and operated with Mr. T. L. Kennan, also received additional instructions of Johnson & Fellows the most experienced and successful artists of Cleveland.  And has made arrangements so that he will receive immediately all improvements or new discoveries in the Art.  Rooms in the Caldwell Building a few doors south of Mr. Zieglers new Store.

Higgins is not recorded in other photographic directories.  Maxwell is also not listed in other directories (as being active in Fremont).  P. Maxwell is recorded in two advertisements, the first  ran on October 9 to December 30, 1852 in the Fremont Weekly Freeman. The second advertisement ran on January 27 to April 16, 1853 in the Fremont Journal.  It is possible that they are the same person, but at this point it is only speculation. To complicate matters Craig’s Daguerreian Registry list an A. D. Maxwell as being active in Marietta, Ohio in 1853, which is about 197 miles away.  Craig list T. L. Kennan as being active in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 5, 1849.  It’s unknown if they are the same person or if he relocated to Ohio.  Johnson & Fellows are active in Cleveland in 1851.

L. Haynes

1850                Rooms at the Franklin House, up-stairs, Fremont, Ohio.                                              1851                Rooms In the Hall 3d Story Buckland’s Building, Fremont, Ohio.

L. Haynes was recorded in two advertisements and one announcement in the Fremont Weekly Freeman (Fremont, Ohio). The first advertisement ran from July 27 to August 24, 1850. Daguerreotypes. Daguerreian Likenesses, taken in all forms, and in the most approved styles by L. Haynes.  Miniatures enveloped in Frames, Cases, Lockets, Ladies’ Bracelets, Pins, Finger-rings, &c.

Ladies should always dress in Dark.  A Dark scarf is the most suitable neck dress for the Gentlemen.  Rooms—At the Franklin House, up-stairs: where he will remain a few days only.  The Ladies and gentlemen of Fremont and vicinity, are respectfully invited to call and examine his specimens, which he does not hesitate to compare with the most efficient operators.  Operating hours from 8 A. M., until 5 P. M.

The announcement appeared on June 21, 1851.  Mr. L. Haynes’ Daguerrean advertisement in the Freeman to-day, should be ready by all who want good likenesses of themselves or friends.  We have examined some of his pictures, and find them fully equal to any we have before seen.

The second advertisement ran from June 21 to September 20, 1851.  Admittance Free.  New Daguerrean rooms In the Hall 3d Story Buckland’s Building.  Daguerrean Likenesses taken in the most approved styles, fully developing the highest improvement of the Art, By L. Haynes, who will render his services to the citizens of Fremont and vicinity for a short time only.  From his long experience and through knowledge of the business, (being in possession of a quick working instrument of a superior quality which will enable him to take pictures in all kinds of weather) he does not hesitate to warrant perfect satisfaction to any who may favor him with a call—and

Of these for whom you find emotions cherish,                                                                                              Secure the shadow, ere the substance perish.

Miniatures enveloped in frames, cases, lockets, ladies bracelets, pins. Finger-rings, &c.  N. B.  The subscriber has also a splendid assortment of Gold Lockets, which he will offer at a very low rate.

Come and see for Yourselves.  Ladies should always, if convenient, dress in dark.  A dark scarf is the most suitable neck dress for gentlemen.  Instructions in the art will be given on reasonable terms.      Opening hours from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.

L. Haynes is not recorded in other photographic directories.